Appeals Court Orders Retrial In $565M Eolas Suit Vs. Microsoft

Law360, New York (March 3, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a significant legal victory for Microsoft, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reversed and remanded the validity and inequitable conduct issues in a $521 million patent lawsuit over the software maker’s browser technology.

In a case that hinges on whether another inventor had already demonstrated a technology for embedding interactive elements into web pages, the Federal Circuit chided the lower court for barring Microsoft from presenting evidence for the existence of the earlier browser technology at trial.

The Washington, DC appeals...
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